A memorial service to celebrate the life of Jim Ricketts has been confirmed for this Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. As many of you know, Jim passed away Wednesday afternoon at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Please share this update with your staff/members.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Virginia Beach Travel and Tourism Foundation (VBTTF), where a memorial scholarship has been established in his name. Donations can be mailed to the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, ATTN: Scholarship Fund, 2101 Parks Avenue Suite 500, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Please make checks payable to the Virginia Beach Travel and Tourism Foundation.


Ticket purchases or sponsorships for the cancelled retirement event scheduled for April 4 will be automatically transferred to the VBTTF James B. Ricketts Memorial Scholarship Fund unless otherwise specified. Please contact Sharene Milan 757-385-6668 or [email protected] for refunds or questions.